Friday, November 20, 2015

A Dream I Had

I had an interesting dream last night. In the middle of it I woke up, and as tired as I was, I couldn't help but think about the dream. All these thoughts came into my mind and I don't think they were my own.

The dream began with me looking out my garage onto the road and seeing a black cat with a very long tail. It was just starring at my house. Suddenly it morphed into a black dog about the size of a large panther. It's tail was very long and looked like a lion's tail. I saw that a long pitchfork (that looked like the one typically portrayed with the devil) had been tied to its tail with some rope. The dog was wildly chasing it's tail in circles, trying to get the pitchfork off.

I remember being worried because the garage was open and I thought the dog would come into my garage and damage it or even attack me. So I ran inside the house and waited, I ran in so quickly that I forgot to close the garage.

As much time went by, I realized that the dog was still in front of my house chasing it's tail like a Tasmanian Devil yet it never came into my garage and I wondered how I had avoided that misfortune. Then I woke up.

Thoughts flooded my mind about the significance of this dream. It came to my understanding that it represented evil/darkness waiting and watching for a chance to come into my home and cause harm but because of my faithful efforts in calling upon the Powers of Heaven daily to protect my home and property, the darkness that is assigned to me and my family is pretty much just chasing its tail. Meaning it tries but accomplishes very little to nothing at all. I felt that it was letting me know that my home and property are protected.

I then had a thought many times darkness will try to pull a Trojan Horse by taking advantage of people who are caring and want to help. They impose on you with a dilemma hoping you will reach out to help, but when you invite them onto your property, into your home or life, help "remove the pitchfork form their tail" that's when they attack. The dream was a confirmation and a caution all in one.

Keep your family and home protected. Verbally lose and give to the Savior, anything dark that is in your mind, home or your past. Ask for Him to take it all. Call upon the Powers of Heaven to remove all darkness that may be operating in your home or nearby, call upon protection for your home, property and each person in your family. as you do this, your home, property, neighborhood, city, etc. will become a safe haven and a conductor of Light.

I know this to be true. In the name of Jesus Christ amen.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Another Witness of Heaven

Enlarge this picture as big as you can and see if you can spot something out the ordinary. Yesterday, I felt inspired to take a snapshot of this cloud. I'm not kidding, I was driving alone in my car and had just dropped my son off at scouts, something drew my eyes to this cloud so I stopped in the middle of the road and took the picture. When I got home and looked at it, it seemed like an ordinary cloud so I went to delete it and then something stopped me and told me to look closer. So I did and I could not believe what I saw! My kids giggled and screamed (happy screams) when they saw it. Look in the top left corner and tell me what you see.

I had done sealings the night before in the temple for my ancestors. We sealed a lot of children to their parents. That morning I prayed to feel their presence and I remember asking if it was possible to know if they accepted the work and if they could be on my angel team in Heaven. I feel like this is one of the children and the two blue lights off to the side are his/her parents. It was a tender mercy/answer to my prayer. So awesome!!

I've been telling the Lord that I want to share all the tender mercies and miracles that He blesses me with to use as a witness for others that He's real and He answers prayers. Angels are real, Heaven is real - all of it! I told Him that if it's His will for me to share these things, then to continue blessing me with them daily. Guess what happened? They have increased.

I know these signs and tender mercies are all around us but it's up to us to be in tune with the Spirit to notice them. When we look for them we will find them, and when we find them we need to acknowledge them and thank the Lord for them and He will bless us with more!

I testify this in Jesus' name amen.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Update from Last Post

I forgot to mention another neat example in my last post. This happened last week.

I was looking out my back window noticing hundreds of birds swarming the neighborhood. They flew in large groups and were gravitating to one home in particular. Suddenly I had this thought to call upon the Hosts of Heaven in that moment to clear out our neighborhood of any darkness/evil. Not that the birds were evil or manifesting it, but I felt as though they would allow me to witness the reality of what happens when someone makes this request.

After asking for the Hosts of Heaven to come down and tear down all of Satan's operations going on in our neighborhood, I said amen. As soon as I said "amen" every single bird on the entire street seemed to be spooked. They all flew at once out of every back yard on the block, in a chaotic swarm as quickly as they could. They darted clear away from our entire neighborhood, out onto the main road and landed on a power line. I waited and watched - not one bird ventured back into anyone's yard. They continued flying away from our area. The rest of the day was very quiet and seemed to be free of birds.

Yes, I imagined what those birds might have seen. The loud supernatural sounds and sights of those fierce Hosts of Heaven coming down from the Heavens and into our neighborhood. It's even possible that they saw the darkness flee first. Maybe that's what spooked them. But one thing is for certain - those birds saw something!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Finding Joy in the Last Days - Part 3

My family has been experiencing a Heart Attack (see story and images below)! Yes, Heavenly hearts showing up daily all around us! What some would call a fascinating coincidence, we call Divine tender mercies. I've never experienced anything quite like this, and it's not even Valentine's Day.

The day that we are living in is incredible! Most of us don't understand how profoundly powerful our day to day experiences can be. The doom and gloom headlines can really take their toll - if you let them. If witnessing the last days has you feeling powerless, it's because you are believing the lies.

The lies 

  • There is nothing you can do to make things better
  • Things are too big and too out of control
  • Stop all you are doing and just focus on you and your family
  • This is the end so hang on for dear life
  • Tribulation is here, so lock your doors and wait for things to play out
  • You must spread the message of gloom and doom to wake others up
  • Fly under the radar and hope that you'll be spared
  • It's just going to get worse, our best days are behind us
  • You are powerless against what is happening

The truth

  • There is something you can do!
  • Nothing is too big or too out of control for God to handle
  • Focus on your family and continue dreaming, building and making a difference in this world!
  • This is not the very end yet, there is so much more to be done
  • Go out into the world and declare the gospel and all truth!  
  • There are messages of glad tidings to be shared (the atonement, resurrection, eternal life)
  • Be proactive, don't hide your light under a bushel, shine it forth!
  • Great things are in store because we are building the Kingdom of God!
  • You are powerful and can rebuke all evil and darkness.

No more feeling powerless. We are to be empowered!

Okay, so let me just tell you that ever since I have changed my perspective on these last days, my life has been absolutely incredible! We are entering a new age in which we are to build, build, build. Build our self-esteem, our faith, confidence, testimony, talents, gifts, dreams and of course by building all of these things and centering them on Christ, we are building God's Kingdom.

Now let's talk about the Kingdom of Heaven. I think when many people hear "Kingdom of Heaven" they visualize a structural Kingdom such as a city, fortress, etc. But the Kingdom of Heaven is not just a literal Kingdom, or the people in it - it's also a way of life. It's the way things are in Heaven.

When I think about building the Kingdom of God on the earth, I think about the earth resembling the way things are in Heaven -  the miracles, wonders, powers, beauty, peace, presence of and communication with Heavenly beings and angels. So, as we build upon the things above we are bringing Heaven to earth. We are helping portions of this earth become worthy and welcoming of Heaven.

Heaven is the only place where evil does not and cannot dwell. Heaven is, wherever evil is not. This can be our homes, neighborhoods, cities, school, states, and nations. Now fighting evil may seem like an overwhelming task but that is because we forget that we are not the ones who do the fighting. There is a group of Heavenly beings whom God created just for this purpose. They are mighty and fierce and have been training for battle since before the earth was created. They are the Hosts of Heaven. Fighting evil is their purpose and they are good at it! It is not much of a fight for them, because their power is so much greater. It's like putting a bee and a bear in a fighting match together. Unless the bear is allergic to bees, it's obvious who will come out victorious.

Did you realize that you have this great army at your fingertips? The reason you may feel hopeless at times is because you aren't asking for their help. Ye have not because ye ask not. When we try to battle the demons on our own and tell them they aren't welcome or wanted, sometimes it feels as though they are laughing at us and tormenting us even more. But when we don't even waste our time to mess around with them and simply call upon the Host of Heaven instead - the demons tremble and run.

This has been my experience and I'm about to share how to do this as well as some amazing moments that have happened to me over the last couple weeks. Here's where the post get's really good!

Let me first say, always make your requests in the Savior's name. Everything must be done through Him. If I am faced with something that needs quick attention I will raise my right hand to the square and command evil to leave through Jesus' name. Then, on days and in moments when I am wanting specific protection I will raise both hands Heavenward and talk to the Father. I ask for the Hosts of Heaven to come down to the specific areas in need whether it be around my home and property, neighborhood, ward or stake boundaries, my city, places of government, schools etc. I ask for them to tear down all of Satan's strongholds that are operating in those areas or nearby. I ask them to take the evil and bind them up and cast them into a place that was made just for them. I then ask for Guardian Angels to come stand guard around those areas to watch and protect. I ask for the light and love of my Savior Jesus Christ to fill all voids and spaces where darkness once occupied, and for a barrier of protection to be placed around those areas so that only light and love may enter in. I then ask that all the people in those areas be able to feel that light and love and remember who they are. If I am traveling, I ask for angels to go before me, behind me and to the sides of me to clear the path of the adversary and watch and protect.

The first day that I tried this, it came in to my mind to try something BIG. I asked for protection within a ten-mile radius of wherever I went that day. The first place I went, was into the busiest Walmart in the United States - the Layton Walmart. I avoid it like a plague if I can. My experience had always been stress and anxiety in that store. No parking, shoulder to shoulder shoppers at all times, shopping cart traffic jams on all aisles. no employees nearby to ask questions, and the shelves always being empty of what I need. On this particular day I needed to go to that store. I made my very specific Heavenly request and when we pulled in there was a parking spot available in the very front! When I walked in, I noticed a shift in the atmosphere. Everyone that walked past me, smiled at me. That was not typical at this store. people usually were in a hurry, or grumpy from their shopping experience, or grumpy because they too had to go in to this store. People always looked down at the ground or gave little eye contact, but not on this day!

Everyone I encountered was extremely polite and friendly. Shoppers stopped and cleared the aisle or scooted to the side wherever I went. I couldn't believe it! I received kind words and compliments from complete strangers on every corner. All the products I needed were stocked. The air was not heavy this time, it was light and cheerful. I could breath and relax. I actually enjoyed my experience and left happier than I was when I arrived. It wasn't until I drove away that I realized it was because I had made that request earlier that day. I was seeing my request in action.

I suddenly could see in my mind, angels going before me and making sure the things I needed were on the shelves before I even got there, they were able to reserve a parking spot for me and clear all darkness out of the air. All of those shoppers had no idea why they were feeling so happy. Without evil around them influencing them, they could suddenly feel the truth of who they really are and it felt good.

On another day when I did this with the kids in the car, we were on our way to a store in Ogden. The last time I had been to this store it was an interesting experience. The owner was there all alone and the store was very quiet and dark. The owner never smiled and hardly said a word and it wasn't a very welcoming feeling. It's in a very old and run down part of Ogden and the atmosphere outside matched that inside the store. Well, I did this very specific Heavenly request in the car while we were driving. Right when I finished I said to the kids, "You just watch, everyone that we encounter today is going to be so happy and friendly." Right after I said that, my 18-month-old began to point out the window up at the sky. He started shouting "Ooooohhhhh" over and over and his eyes were huge with wonder. We looked at the sky and all we saw were clouds but a strong feeling came over me that he could see the Heavenly Hosts coming down from the sky and battling. He did this the entire time on the freeway until we arrived at the store.

When we entered the store I was shocked to see the lights turned on very bright. I wondered if they replaced the light bulbs since I had been there last or if it really was the light of our Savior shining in there. There was very loud and upbeat music playing and there were many employees in the store. They were walking around dancing and singing to the music. The owner had smile on his face and was happy to talk to me. He smiled at me the entire time until I left the store. I was AMAZED!

We then went to a very popular ice cream store. Usually at this store, it is very busy and you have to take a ticket and wait for them to call your number. On this day, we were the only ones there. We got full attention and the kids got to sample all the flavors. Then a nice elderly couple entered the store and were so kind to my kids. I thought to myself, What if they are some of our angels?

It worked so well, we continued to do this. One day we did this for my husband's work. I asked for the Hosts of Heaven to tear down all of Satan's strongholds operating in that building and nearby offices, including the buildings of all of their clients. I asked that all darkness be removed so that all processes and communication could run smoothly. I asked that the operations of darkness be removed form all employees and anyone making any contact with them that day so that everyone could see the truth of who they really are and that they could have love and respect for each other and have a wonderful day!

Well, when my husband came home that night, I asked him how his day was. He said it was great! He then told me that he received a promotion! This promotion had been promised to him six months ago and it had never happened. He was beginning to feel defeated and had reached the point where he quit asking about it all-together. He was not expecting this and neither was I. You see, those awesome and fierce Hosts of Heaven cleared out all the darkness and people were able to see each other as they truly are. They saw worth in my husband and were able to appreciate him better. The communication was even better. I couldn't help but imagine some Divine guidance involved with someone whispering the thought to give my husband the promotion that day. The idea must have come into their head and they thought, "Yes, he is very deserving of this today."

He also mentioned many other big and wonderful things that happened that day, that he asked, I not share.

Anyways, I could share story after story of the amazing things we have experienced when we have done this. My kids love it and we have so much fun casting out darkness and calling upon our warrior friends to help make our world a better place. Just imagine what this world would be like if everyone did this for their cities daily?

Heart Attack

I know that Heaven was pleased with us for doing our part to make a difference and calling upon them to do what they LOVE doing. I know this because right away we began getting signs from Heaven. Yes, we started seeing hearts everywhere!

I finally started taking pictures of them and documenting them. The more I do this, the more they show up. I love how creative my angels are, as you can see from the pictures below.I hope you have fun reading about each picture and the story behind it. If anything, I hope that you feel inspired to start doing things differently in your life. Stop giving into hopelessness and helplessness and give into faith, hope and charity. Become empowered. Rise up to your potential as a child of God. Use that authority to call upon Heaven daily and wherever you go. No request is too small or unimportant. Keep those angels busy! They love you and our Heavenly Father loves you and nothing pleases them more than having you call upon them for help.

As we work with Heaven daily to change this world, it will change in monumental ways. It doesn't have to be slow or gradual it can be very quick as you saw from my stories above. Life is about to get very exciting! I hope you join me on this new adventure as we truly prepare this earth for the Savior's return. Start looking for signs of Heaven's love around you. I know they are there. Sometimes they are such small and subtle signs, that we wont notice them if we are in a hurry. When I find them, I immediately praise the Lord for them. That is key to receiving more.

I'd love to hear from you and your stories as well. Please comment below and share this with whomever you think needs to hear it :) Also, I post weekly updates on my Happy Lady facebook page @happyhappylady of all the signs that continue to come down from Heaven. It's been so wonderful to share.

I didn't notice the heart on this window until a week after I took this picture. I love how it's above my children.

A group of giggly teenage girls came up to me at Walmart and said, "Jesus love you" and they gave this to me. I said, "I love him too!"

The very next day my daughter's teacher gave her this "Jesus loves me" sticker and she put it on the mirror.

That same daughter found this silver heart ring on the threshold of the exit of the doughnut shop the next day. 

I noticed how dusty my lamp was and then I became grateful for that dust when I saw this beautiful heart. Still haven't dusted it because I love the heart.

Little splatter of something on the cupboard. I reached to open it and had the thought to "look for the heart"

Opened up the bag of shredded ham. There was once piece left to make a sandwich. I smiled when it landed on my cheese. 

Right after making the sandwich we saw this at the bottom of the stairs. No it's not a stain, it's the way the carpet has been rubbed..

I have shared this before here. This is the paper doll angel that appeared  inside my bed throw pillow one morning after praying to see an angel. The pillow is sewn shut and the fabric is sheer so you can see the angel. It looks a lot like the angel in the next picture. 

I was editing a video I had just made about speaking kind words and in each of the frames there is an image of that same angel! 

Here is a real message of hope! I was reading a book on my bed while pondering things about heaven. Suddenly I see something white out my window floating down from the sky and it landed right on my lawn. It looked like a white star balloon. I felt compelled to go out and find it and that it had a message for me on it. I quickly went out the back door and it was gone. My husband looked into the neighbor's yard and saw it in their bushes. My kids and I felt an urge to knock on their door and tell them about it. They invited us in and my kids ran to retrieve it. Sure enough there was a message written on it, "hopes". It put a smile on all of our faces and was such a sweet tender mercy. Heaven is real!

I shared this story at a conference I  once spoke at about miracles. It's a very long and personal story but someone beyond the veil called me from an all zero number last year and that call changed my life. I was on cloud nine for months. I never had before or since received a call from an all zero number until almost exactly a year later. Another sign of Heaven's love!

The day I made the ham sandwich, I squirted out some honey mustard on the plate next to the sandwich and it landed in the shape of a heart. Someone really had fun with me that day. That was the most hearts we received in one day.
A heart that appeared on the table that is now permanent and can't be wiped away. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Finding Joy in the Last Days - Part 2

I had always felt that the blood moons were a sign of the earth entering into a brand new age. However, I was so caught up in and distracted by the prophesied coming judgments, that I failed to see the reality of the prophesied awesomeness of the Lord. Let me just get the picture right in your mind about what I’m talking about and where I recently came from (maybe some of you can relate).

Over the last year, just about every moment of free time that I had available was spent watching the newest YouTube video of the latest vision or dream about the next big event around the corner. I was comparing timelines, reading and re-reading all the top selling end-times books, checking news headlines, jumping from blog to blog hoping not to miss out on any new piece of evidence or information that might help me be even better “prepared” and then calling my interested family members and friends and catching them up on the latest details. In fact, I was so certain that a Utah earthquake was inevitable during the month of October, that each night I would go through the house and take down anything glass or of danger and then put them back on their shelves the next day. My husband and children thought I was getting a little ridiculous.

As my husband spent his free time dreaming about the future, working on his goals and trying to enjoy life, I kept thinking to myself that his priorities were all backwards. Why was he not interested in discussing these heavy topics with me? Didn’t he want to know what it was that we were preparing for? When he’d try talking to me about putting in landscaping lights and building a gas fire pit, I’d snap at him with a comment such as, “What’s the point, the earthquake will just destroy it” or “We probably will be called out to places of refuge before you even finish.”  I thought all of our extra money should go towards more and more food storage (we could never have enough) and preparedness supplies.

I wasn’t operating off of fear (or so I thought) just anticipation – always wondering when the next big event might happen, so I could finally exhale. Don't get me wrong, it's good to prepare; the prophets teach us to do so. However, we need to be cautious as to what's motivating our desire to prepare. What I didn’t realize was that my over-enthusiasm for preparedness and end-time prophecy was actually putting fear into other people. And when I’d respond to my loved ones with, “If ye are prepared ye shall not fear” it only put more fear into them. Now God does not operate off of fear, He operates off of faith. I had no clue that by feeding into the doom & gloom of end times and trying to “wake up” everyone, I was actually stirring up fear which was working against the building up of God’s Kingdom. Yes, I was helping the adversary and working against the Lord.

My goals and projects had all been set aside for several months as I felt they weren’t important anymore. My only focus needed to be preparedness on every level. In fact, some of my preparedness friends were feeling that the Lord had told them to put off cleaning their homes or fixing them up. It would only distract them and they needed to spend that time to hunker down with family and wait out the coming storms. Many people took their “last vacations” or went out to enjoy their “last good meal”. Then as everyone waited…well, life continued to go on. Birthdays came and went, the sun continued to shine and I finally stopped taking my glass vases down before bedtime.

So enough of all of that, let’s get on to the good part! The Lord didn’t hesitate to use this as an opportunity to steer me in a different direction. He began purging people, old habits, and unproductive beliefs, from my life. October was a challenging month, as I experienced the “coming shaking” in a different way. No, not the ground, not even my testimony; He chose to shake up my world. He shook it in the most amazing way, as to allow all of the junk that was cluttering my vision to fall to the wayside. The way I had previously wanted to shake others to “wake them up” was the very way He began to shake me. And yes, it woke me up. Not only did it wake me up, but it lit a spark inside of me that has since turned into an inferno.

He said to me, “You want to do something amazing and pleasing unto Me? Then build up My Kingdom.” The Sprit then took over and began to teach me things that I am so excited to share with you! I was shown talks, quotes, videos and books from people of various Christian religions who are all experiencing this same message right now from the Lord. That message is faith, peace, hope, love and joy.

Yes, it's possible that a day may come for the Lord to gather His members temporarily to a nearby place of refuge for a wise purpose, but until (if and when) that day comes, it shouldn't be what's motivating us. The Spirit has taught me that anyone who is trying to run for the hills, hunker down and hide from evil is not fulfilling the Lord’s agenda. Satan wants all the believers and all of the saints to hide. Why? Because when we shut down, stop dreaming and planning, put our goals and gifts on hold, we stop creating problems for him. We stop being a threat.

Satan wants us to get out of the picture so he can rule and reign on this earth. Yes, he wants us to hide, hunker down and run for the hills. He wants us to be fearful, because the more fear we help spread, the more his kingdom grows. Have we forgotten how much more powerful the Lord is? We can be in the midst of evil and danger and be completely protected. Daniel and the lion’s den, Shadrach, Meshach and Abendego, even Queen Esther come to mind. There is no need for a remote cabin in the woods when we have the Powers of Heaven at our fingertips. We are children of the Most High; why must we have any doubt or worry that He will allow darkness or danger to prevail over us, in so much that we must hide and run from it? It should be running and hiding from us! How can we let our light shine on the hill, when we are hiding it under a bushel (or in our backyard bomb shelter)?

When the Spirit told me that by dreaming, setting goals, using my gifts and really LIVING my life again, I would become a powerful force in helping build His Kingdom, I felt Heaven open up and gallons of light and revelation pour out upon me. I was reminded that this new period we have entered into is the Kingdom Age. We are to build up His Kingdom on the earth, which means we are to prevail over evil! Instead of focusing on destruction, we are to focus on BUILDING!

This is the mind shift that the Spirit has impressed upon me. This is the new direction that believers in Jesus Christ from all religions must head in. The Spirit has said, “No more focusing on doom and destruction. Destruction is death, tearing apart, breaking down. This is not in any way part of your mission on this earth. You are to build, create, lift-up, as therein is life and light. It is life and light that the Lord uses to build His Kingdom.”

Wow, right? This new period we have entered into is a period unlike any other time on the earth. It’s when the Kingdom will be built and complete. It’s the period that ushers in the millennium. We are going to see miracles poured out upon the earth like we have never seen before. Don’t you want to be a part of that? You will. These miracles are the prophesied signs and wonders and it’s these signs and wonders that are going to bring people unto Christ. We are not even close to the final harvest. There is so much work to be done! You know the Lord will harvest all that He can from the field before He allows it to burn.

Yes, all of the negative components of the last days will continue to play out, but it’s not helpful in any way to the Lord for us to be fearful of it, encourage it, wish to speed it up, help spread it, or continue to run from it, etc. If the world continues to run from the evil, there will eventually be no place left to run to. Evil will have swept the globe and taken over. I now believe that this is what Elder Holland was referring to in his 2015 CES devotional address, Be Not Afraid, Only Believe. He said,

The momentum that began in a grove of trees in upstate New York two centuries ago will continue to roll forth, unabated and undeniable—Daniel’s stone cut out of the mountain without hands. 5 That scriptural kingdom will be triumphant, and it will prevail. Unlike every other era before us, this dispensation will not experience an institutional apostasy; it will not see a loss of priesthood keys; it will not suffer a cessation of revelation from the voice of Almighty God. Individuals will apostatize, they may turn a deaf ear to heaven, but never again will the dispensation collectively do so. What a secure thought that is! What a day in which to live! What a way to cut through fear or faintheartedness.

No wonder the Prophet Joseph taught that every prophet, priest, and king in every age “looked forward with joyful anticipation to the day in which we live; and fired with heavenly and joyful anticipations they have sung and written and prophesied of this our day;   … we are the favored people that God has made choice of to bring about the Latter-day glory.

So, if you haven’t noticed, I am bullish on the latter-days. In nothing could I have more faith than I have in God the Eternal Father; in Jesus Christ, His Son; in their redeeming gospel; and in their divinely guided Church. So, what do we owe our students in this? We owe them a comparable testimony and a life “of good cheer.” The Savior asked for that so often that I personally consider it a commandment. However, worry and fear and pessimism and fretting can destroy anyone’s good cheer—yours and that of the people around you. So put a smile on your face, and cherish every day of your life!

In another 2015 devotional address titled, Israel, Israel, God is Calling Elder Holland continues on this same theme by saying,

For more than 4,000 years of covenantal history, this has been the pattern: Flee and seek. Run and settle. Escape Babylon. Build Zion’s protective walls
Until now. Until tonight. Until this our day.

One of the many unique characteristics of our dispensation, this the dispensation of the fullness of times—the last and greatest of all dispensations—is the changing nature of how we establish the kingdom of God on earth. You see, one of the truly exciting things about this dispensation is that it is a time of mighty, accelerated change. And one thing that has changed is that the Church of God will never again flee. It will never again leave Ur in order to leave Haran, in order to leave Canaan, in order to leave Jerusalem, in order to leave England, in order to leave Kirtland, in order to leave Nauvoo, in order to go who knows where. No, as Brigham Young said for us all, “We have been kicked out of the frying-pan into the fire, out of the fire into the middle of the floor, and here we are and here we will stay.” 

Of course, that statement wasn’t a comment about the Salt Lake Valley only or even the Wasatch Front generally; it became a statement for the members of the Church all over the world. In these last days, in this our dispensation, we would become mature enough to stop running. We would become mature enough to plant our feet and our families and our foundations in every nation, kindred, tongue, and people permanently. Zion would be everywhere—wherever the Church is. And with that change—one of the mighty changes of the last days—we no longer think of Zion as where we are going to live; we think of it as how we are going to live.

In my next blog post I am going to share how we are to begin this. How we are to prevail not gradually but immediately!

Now, preparing this earth for Christ to reign and rule, means that it must become like Heaven. It must change from its current state. How is that to happen? How did it happen for Enoch? Yes, we as a people must change in order for the earth to change. We will become pure in heart, and a righteous people is power against the enemy. By becoming righteous, evil has no place here. It becomes bound. When we realize the amazing power we have over Satan, we can rise to our potential and start kicking him out. As we do this, an amazing and incredible transformation will happen.

We have so much reason to be excited and joyful because what we are about to experience is about to outdo all the miraculous events in the Old and New Testament combined. He has been saving the best for last!

It is not the end yet. It’s the beginning of something very exciting! The Kingdom of God is going to prevail. There will be huge changes in the business world, movie industry, fashion industry, and every industry that God can use to help build His kingdom. As Satan begins to lose grip, the Power of God will infiltrate. It will be nothing like we are used to now. Technology will excel to higher levels, all who are pure in heart will prosper. That prosperity will be used to further build the Kingdom. As those who have been in darkness begin to catch on to what is happening, they will yearn to be a part of it. As the world begins to see that light, happiness, health, prosperity and miracles are the fruits of the body of Christ, they will want to forsake evil and trade it for peace and happiness. When the transformation is complete, the earth will be ready for the Savior to return.

There is so much to be done. So much we must build! We won’t do it alone, Heaven is going to be a part of it. Yes, the veil is about to become very thin. We are about to receive an abundance of spiritual gifts. As we seek to become pure in heart and sanctified, we will overtake evil. As we call upon the armies of Heaven to assist us, great and marvelous changes will happen. No more tolerating evil and allowing it surround us. No more sitting back in fear and waiting to be rescued. We must rise to our potential and live up to our titles as sons and daughters of God. We must do it with authority and love. Our intentions must be pure and motivations centered on Christ. Satan divides and gets us to work against each other to distract us from building the Kingdom. No more division, the body of Christ in all religions must come together. It’s time!

You see, life is brighter than it has ever been, in a time in which the most wicked generation has ever lived on the earth since the days of Noah. How can that be you ask? Remember, when you see evil pick up momentum that can only mean one thing - it's trying to compete with the momentum of righteousness. Let's start focusing on Heaven, God's Kingdom and all the beautiful and incredible events that have been prophesied for our day. When we do this, we become a force to be reckoned with.

In my next post, I'm going to go into great detail as to what I have been doing and what you can do to immediately experience joy, peace, safety and an abundance of revelation. I have some awesome personal experiences I'm going to share (pictures and all) of how Heaven has been setting up shop in my home, neighborhood and community!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Finding Joy in the Last Days - Part 1

Over the past few weeks something wonderful has been happening to me. I’m guessing that I’m not the only one and I’d love to hear from anyone else who might be on the same page. In fact, the Spirit has been strongly nudging me to share this message in a blog post, so here we go!

A dear friend of mine reached out to me last week with a question. My unexpected response stirred up a curious excitement in her that led to a phone conversation in which we both agreed that I should share this message in a blog post.

I am so happy to share this because it's going to change lives! I know because it has already changed mine.

The email she sent:

I just found this article on Meridian Magazine this morning - it talks about our day and the need to "stir up" people to repentance who are sleeping:
Reminds me of a recent quote from Elder Oakes, April 2004 Conference:

Signs of the Second Coming are all around us and seem to be increasing in frequency and intensity. ... While we are powerless to alter the fact of the Second Coming and unable to know its exact time,we can accelerate our own preparation and try to influence the preparation of those around us.  We need to make both temporal and spiritual preparation for the events prophesied at the time of the Second Coming. 

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this, and how we can stay stirred up once we're awake.

My response:

I've been overcome with a huge wave of excitement about this new period we have entered into. I realized that amazing things are going to be happening that we are not used to seeing. I've been doing all I can to call on the powers of heaven daily and command the hosts to remove evil from my neighborhood, ward, stake, city, schools and even my husband's work. Since I've been doing that, all these amazing miracles have been happening in our life. I've seen witness of angels around us and our entire community seems to be brighter and happier. I've been teaching my kids how to do this. We have so much fun exercising our faith over the adversary and casting him out wherever we go. I think as more people catch on it will shift our world. I never realized how powerful one prayer could be and how one request from one person could instantly bless an entire city. I feel like a dark cloud has been lifted and Satan no longer has power to work against my family. I'm learning that as I ask for darkness to be loosed from my community and places I shop etc. it blesses all of those people. The evil leaves and for a moment people are able to see the truth of who they are and why they are here. It's really powerful. I'm going to keep doing this and help plant seeds of righteousness everywhere I go. It's made life so much fun and so interesting! People don't seem to get enthused with the depressing and scary facts that are happening, but when I talk about heaven and all the good things that are coming, a spark lights inside of them. They want to be a part of the good stuff.

This has been my experience lately. Very good article. Thank you!! 😊

Her reply:

Wow! This is beyond exciting - good on you for exercising your spiritual power to bless all around you. I'd like to hear more about this specifically.

I've decided to share the details about this and how I made this recent shift, right here on my blog. I've divided this blog post into a few parts to make it easier to digest. I'll share what changed for me, what was revealed to me, how I'm applying it, and how it's changed my life. I have so many amazing experiences to share that have happened just over the last week. I hope this post inspires a lot of people. Amazing things are just around the corner!